NORMAN, Okla. (seminoles.com) – Senior All-American Morgane Metraux finished in a tie for 13th place in the individual standings, and the Florida State women’s golf team placed fifth place in the team standings as play in the Fifth Annual Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club came to a close Monday. The Seminoles played their best round of the tournament and finished as one of only two teams with three players in the top-20 of the individual standings.
Florida State was led by Morgane Metraux, sophomore Amanda Doherty (tied for 16th) and senior Kim Metraux (tied for 16th) who all finished under par for the 54-hole event. Hot Oklahoma, which finished tied for sixth place, was the only other team that finished with three players in top-20 of the individual standings.
No. 2 ranked Alabama, the highest ranked team in the field, won the team title with a 21-under par total of 831. The Crimson Tide defeated second-place Clemson by 17 strokes. The Seminoles finished with a 1-over par team score of 853. Kristen Gillman of Alabama won the individual title with a 7-under par score of 64 and a three round total of 200. She defeated teammate Lauren Stephenson by three strokes for the championship.
In finishing in fifth place in the team standings of one of the best tournaments of the year, the Seminoles finished ahead of No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 10 Notre Dame and No. 18 Texas A&M in the GolfWeek collegiate rankings. Florida State also finished ahead of Notre Dame and Miami from the ACC. The Seminoles began the tournament ranked 20th nationally.
“We put together a really, really good round today,” said Head Coach Amy Bond. “They really showed me a lot after getting off to a tough start on Saturday. We played the final two rounds at 6-under and I’m really excited about that. We didn’t have our best ball-striking week but we managed to find a way to get the ball in the hole and get the job done.”
Morgane Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) finished in the top 15 in the individual standings of an event for the 14th time in her collegiate career as she carded a 4-under par 67 in the final round. She finished with a 2-under par total of 211 and as one of 20 players in the individual standings to finish the event below par. She carded one eagle (the ninth of her Seminole career), four birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better. Metraux totaled a team-leading 13 birdies during the event.
In the final round, Metraux birdied her second hole to go under par and eagled her final hole to finish at 4-under par. She was never above par during the round. Her score of 67 marked her first score in the 60’s this fall and the 13th score in the 60’s in her Seminole career. Metraux came within one stroke of tying her career-best single round score of 66.
Sophomore Amanda Doherty (Atlanta, Ga.) played her best golf of the tournament with a 1-under par score of 70 in the final round for a 1-under par total of 212 for the three-round event. She carded three rounds at par or better – 71-71-70 – the only Seminole to do so this week. Doherty has now carded five consecutive and five of her six rounds this fall at par or better.
In finishing in a tie for 16th place, Doherty carded three birdies and totaled 16 holes scored at par or better. She was two under par on her first nine and closed the tournament with five consecutive pars. She finished under par in a tournament for the third time in her 14-match Florida State career and is now a cumulative total of even par through the Seminoles’ first two events of the season.
Senior Kim Metraux (Lausanne, Switzerland) played her second consecutive stellar round as she carded a 1-under par score of 70 in the third round. She finished in a tie for 16th place in the individual standings with a 1-under par total of 212. Metraux closed the tournament in the last two rounds with a 4-under par total of 138 to earn the seventh under par tournament score of her Seminole career.
In finishing at 1-under in the third round, Metraux fired four birdies and finished with a 15 holes scored at par or better.
Sophomore Ashley Mangan (Clermont, Fla.) played the best golf of her first career tournament in the third round as she carded a 1-under par score of 70. She carded two birdies and the first eagle of her Florida State career in earning her best score of the tournament (228). Mangan improved her score in each of the final two rounds and earned a 12-stroke improvement after a first round 82.
Freshman Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, S.C.) earned three scores at 75 or below in finishing with a tournament score of 223. She totaled two birdies in the final round of the event.
As a team, Florida State counted 15 birdies in the third round and 42 for the tournament to bring their season total to 87. Bond will donate $10 for each birdie made by one of her players this fall to hurricane relief in the states of Florida and Texas (#birdiesfortxfl).
Florida State continues its four-match fall season at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M at the Olympic Hills Golf Club on Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 1-3. The tournament is considered to be one of the most prestigious collegiate tournaments of the entire year.
5th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Final Florida State Results
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Sept. 23-15, 2017
5/15.-Florida State, 290+287+278=854
T13-Morgane Metraux, 71+73+67=211
T16-Amanda Doherty, 71+71+70=212
T16-Kim Metraux, 75+67+70=212
T55-Kathleen Sumner, 74+74+75=223
T67-Ashley Mangan, 82+76+70=228
5th Annual Schooner Fall Classic/Par 71/Final Team Results
Belmar Golf Club/Norman, Okla./Sept. 23-15, 2017
5-Florida State, 291+285+277=853
T6–Notre Dame, 294+282+278=854
T8–Texas A&M, 278+292+289=589
13-Texas State, 293+293+288=876
14-Mississippi State, 301+293+287=861